novice


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Novice \Nov"ice\, a.
   Like a novice; becoming a novice. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Novice \Nov"ice\, n. [F., from L. novicius, novitius, new, from
   novus new. See New, and cf. Novitious.]
   1. One who is new in any business, profession, or calling;
      one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a
      beginner; a tyro.
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            I am young; a novice in the trade.    --Dryden.
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   2. One newly received into the church, or one newly converted
      to the Christian faith. --1 Tim. iii. 6.
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   3. (Eccl.) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks
      or nuns, as a probationist. --Shipley.
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            No poore cloisterer, nor no novys.    --Chaucer.
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